The Luxuries of Unharried Time is about a musical career, with roughly half of it set in Ashland, Oregon in the 1980’s and 90’s, where the author helped found “Ballet in the Park” and won an Oregon Arts Commission Award. In this book, composer Webster Young recalls three decades of his musical career; back and forth from Ashland to the Paris and New York worlds of symphony. ballet, opera, tango, and salsa, where he met such figures as Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Martins, Cia Toscanini, and Placido Domingo.
Webster Young has been a writer on music for Newsday, the Intercollegiate Review, and the National Catholic Register.
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